In light of the recent Kidz Bop interpretation of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, we thought it was fine time to take a look at the other hit songs the children’s compilation series has massacred over the years in a quest to be kid-friendly. The results of the company transforming PG-13 and R-rated singles into squeaky clean tunes have been nothing short of hilarious. But it does beg the question, why cover these “risque” songs to begin with? Hop below to listen to our nine favorite inappropriate choices for Kidz Bop covers.
#9 “Club Can’t Handle Me” — Flo Rida and David Guetta. The Babysitter’s Club? The Burger King Kids Club? What kind of club are we talking about here?
#8 “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Beyonce. If you like it then you should’ve put a ring pop on it?
#7 “Hot N Cold” — Katy Perry. Hilarious lyric change: “We fight, we make up / we hug, we make up”.
#6 “So What” — Pink. The song still mentions getting in a fight and threatening to kill someone, but “tool” has been changed to “fool”, “husband” has been changed to “boyfriend” and “pay his rent” has been rewritten as “play this way.”
#5 “Love Song” — Sara Barielles. I’m not gonna write you a love song — because I’m 11.
#4 “California Gurls” — Katy Perry. Hilarious lyric change: “Boys break their necks, tryn’ to act a little crazy”. Also, there’s no mention of Daisy Dukes or bikini tops, and as expected, “Sippin’ gin and juice” has been changed to “sippin’ on my juice”. As long as it’s not a Capri-Sun, those suckers are so hard to puncture with that weak plastic straw!
#3 “Party Like A Rock Star” — Shop Boys. How exactly does one party like a rock star when one has an 8 o’clock bedtime?
#2 “Not Myself Tonight” — Christina Aguilera. Hilarious lyric change: “And if you don’t like it — boo-hoo.”
#1 Tik Tok – Ke$ha. Hilarious lyric change: “Before I leave brush my teeth, then I go and pack / Cause when I leave for the night I ain’t comin’ back.” Where are you going? Your parents are going to call the police! However, it’s always good to teach kids about dental hygiene.